Write system log entries from custom ABAP

For some specific requirements (like system monitoring) you might need to write entries into the ABAP system log (transaction SM21).


In SE92 (see this blog) create a new message for the system log. It is best to create your own Z message code in stead of re-using standard SAP.

Writing to system log

OSS note 5462 – Writing SysLog entries from within ABAP/4 programs explains 2 methods, for which using function module RSLG_WRITE_SYSLOG_ENTRY is the preferred one.

Program RSLG0014 can be used to test the writing and basis for code re-use: